A 23-year-old Florida man is behind bars after deputies say he threatened to kill his girlfriend and her daughter, then barricaded himself with a weapon on Sunday.
Early Sunday morning, multiple deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call in the Florida Ridge area in Indian River County.
23-year-old Edgerrin Billie had threatened to kill his live-in girlfriend and three-year-old daughter with a butcher knife. Thankfully the woman and her daughter managed to escape the residence and call 911 from a nearby 7-11 store.
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When deputies arrived at the residence, Billie refused to come out and hid inside the home armed with a knife. The Indian River County Sheriff’s SWAT, Crisis Negotiations Team, and drone unit responded shortly thereafter and were able to safely get Billie out of the home without further incident.
“With no regard for anyone’s life but his own, Billie threatened the life of his family and neighbors while he barricaded himself in his home with a weapon,” said Sheriff Eric Flowers. “This could have ended with tragedy, but thanks to the brave response of our deputies and detectives, this incident ended with a violent individual in custody.”
Billie has been booked into our Jail on the following charges:
- Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
- Resisting Arrest without Violence
- Billie is also on probation and is a convicted felon